Here’s an interesting fact – 40% of all water used in the home is used in the bathroom. So if you want to conserve water, the bathroom is the logical place to begin.
First, take a look at the appliances. Check the manufacturers water efficiency label and look for products with a high star rating. A standard 3-star rated shower head can save the average home approximately $150/year and only costs about $20.
Not only can water efficient appliances help you save water, but a few simple changes in habits can help too. Ri-Industries offers the following tips to help you save water in the bathroom:
- Take shorter showers.
- Use a timer in the shower to help you keep track of time.
- Use a bucket to collect water while waiting for the water to get hot. Use the collected water on plants or other household uses.
- Insulate hot water pipes.
- Do not run water while shaving. Use water only to rinse off.
- Only use as much water as is necessary in the bath.
- Monitor the temperature as the tub fills to avoid adding water to regulate the temperature.
- Collect used bathwater to use in the garden or to wash cars.
- Use 4-star rated toilets.
- Regularly check toilets for leaks and repair when needed.
- Turn water in basin off when brushing teeth or shaving. Use running water only to rinse.
Ri-Industries is committed to water conservation and community education. For more information, please contact us at 08 8444 8100.